Bison is our #10 food choice for men
Eating red meat is associated with masculinity and virility. But cholesterol and a sexy diet don’t mix; that’s why we’re recommending bison, (also marketed as American buffalo), as an alternative to other, more popular red meats.
Nutritional benefits for men’s health
The first reason we put bison into our list of foods for men is because this meat delivers a high dose of protein. Men, particularly active men, need significantly higher intake of protein than women to sustain energy and overall health. But they also need it to ensure testosterone production. And although you can get plenty of protein from plant-based sources, this red meat offers a significant amount of protein compared with calories and fat. A four ounce serving of bison has about the same amount of protein as the same size portion of beef but with one third less calories and half the fat. So as far as meats go, it’s a good choice for getting men the protein they need for performance and sexual health.
As we alluded to in the introduction, cholesterol can be a significant threat to men’s sexual health. According to The Bison Council, this meat not only has less saturated fat than beef, it has less than pork or chicken.
In addition, it’s high in B vitamins, iron, phosphorous, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin. One of the lowest fat, lowest calorie sources of animal protein, bison promotes both dopamine and norepinephrine production, which not only aid in boosting mood but also enhancing sex drive, sexual desire and the sexual experience.
Is bison better for the environment?
There’s a lot of talk these days about reducing red meat intake as an environmental effort. But is this still true if you’re choosing this beef alternative? Technically, raising bison has many of the same negative environmental impacts as raising cattle. However, an in-depth investigation into the issue in Modern Farmer concludes that, because modern American buffalo ranching is less impactful than modern cattle ranching practices, you are reducing your environmental impact by choosing bison over beef. And since the cost per pound of this game meat is significantly higher than the price of beef, you’re likely to consume less, further improving the environmental impact.
One small drawback is that this, and most varieties of game meats, can be a little tricky to cook because of a low fat content. Beginners may want to start with ground meat in burgers or meatballs. Or try one of our recipes below.
Some of our favorite recipes featuring bison:
10 Best Foods For Men
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